the night before Christmas and all through the house
Not a creature was stirring,
except for my mouse;
My wife she awoke to ask what was the matter,
not Santa Claus, 'twas my keyboard clatter.
would think that my friends would all be fast asleep,
But why does my email
go click-click and beep-beep?
'Cause elsewhere in the world it's tomorrow
And my flood of email comes strong, fast and steady.
eNews buddies are browsing and leaping
They still cruise the Web while others
With most people in bed, all cozy and curled,
goes click-click and changes the world
the old-fashioned types still send their regards
By snail mail with postage
and hard-copy Christmas cards,
My cyberspace friends simply copy and paste
Their cute email greetings, just in time with no waste.
type "Froehliche Weihnachten" for my German friends,
Navidad" Spanish greetings extends,
And my English buddies get a
"Chin-chin old chap!"
"Put a shrimp on the barbie!"
is my Down-under rap.
my wife sends her few cards with stamps and lick-lick.
I send off four thousand
email cards with a click;
The answers come back at almost speed of light,
Thats what makes my email go beep-beep in the night.
please, cyber friends, dont email too much;
Don't just have a virtual
Christmas ... go touch!
I wish you all a good time and lots of good cheer
To all a good Christmas! And a Happy New Year!
2002 version from
(This poem was
first written on Christmas Eve, 1975 by Jim Pinto.)